So I will admit, this is probably bad timing since summer is almost over, but where I live there are gyms that offer indoor pools all year round for those who want to swim for their workout or enjoy the hot tub. I cannot imagine being one of those people, because once summer goes away, I don’t want to even imagine myself in a swimming pool (I can handle being in a hot tub) BRRRRR! With the weather cooling down, I don’t expect many people using this type of workout, but someone can always use it for next year or use it for their indoor pool activities. I have never participated in any form of water aerobics classes, and so I decided I would look into to, since most people know that swimming is a great total body exercise. Recently I had someone ask me if I thought water aerobics was a better form of cardio than taking a run or cycling, and to be honest, I didn’t really know off the bat, but told them I would look into it and I am happy I did because I had the chance to learn something new in my field and share with all of you.
For starters, swimming is a great at increasing cardiovascular health, joint health and builds upper and lower body strength (which I knew this much already). Secondly it never crossed my mind but swimming is a great exercise for those easing their way into exercising and need something that is low impact. Duh, right?! I know. I guess my fitness mentality didn’t kick in right away, don’t blame me, it has been a long week. To be continued…
- Low impact exercise
- Total body exercise
- Good cardiovascular exercise
- builds strength in both the upper and lower body
- “Calorie Burner”
- Great for seniors & older adults
- Helps rehabilitate healing muscles and joints
- Great for those who live in a hot environment
- reduced chance of injury
So as you can see water aerobics has many great benefits. Bear in mind that you still need land based exercises in order to get the benefits from a weight bearing exercise to maintain a healthy bone density. All in all, based on this information alone, I think swimming can offer some of the same benefits as those who run or cycle but I would definitely recommend it over running for someone who needs a low impact activity in the beginning, but wouldn’t use it as a supplement to weight bearing exercises. Depending on the clients goals and their fitness level, water aerobics could make for a great strength and cardio exercise.
One thing I will mention is so many new water aerobic videos are being posted all over the internet and NOT all of them make sense or have a reasoning behind the movements, I feel as though if you are interested in participating in a water aerobics class, that you speak with someone who is certified in this or a coach who knows what they are talking about. I know we all know not to believe everything we see or hear on the internet but because a lot of these new and improved water aerobics are being advertised, people don’t stop and actually think about the relevance of the exercise and will try anything just because it looks “cool”, not everything that looks cool has a purpose. Thanks for reading, feel free to share, like, comment and follow!
Have you done water aerobics? Share with us your experience.
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I picked up a few shifts at work this evening, so I will not have time to do my everyday fitness and health post, but instead decided to talk about PIZZA! PIZZA! PIZZA! I know many of you, including myself love pizza nights and have our own favorite toppings we just can’t get enough of. I am hoping this sparks some fun commentary and use this as another way to get to know my audience. I hope all of you have fun with this and I cannot wait to see what some of you shared!
I love Margherita Pizza (it can be made in various ways) but the common toppings are: Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, Tomatoes, basil, and added garlic. Sadly nowhere I reside makes it. So whenever I go to bigger city’s and I dine out for pizza, I order it.
Funny story, as a kid, I used to only like cheese pizza, but whenever my family would order pizza with other toppings on it, I would take all the toppings off the pizza and eat it, then I would eat the toppings separately. Sometimes I wouldn’t eat the toppings at all and sometimes I would even take the cheese off and eat it separately. Talk about weird.
Typically I enjoy a thicker crust for my pizza, just the fluff and stuff 🙂
I don’t like pineapples on pizza, sardines, onions, green peppers, chicken, ham, mushrooms, jalapenos (all of these I do not enjoy on my pizza).
If I am ordering from a place that does not have my Margherita pizza available then I either order just cheese, or pep, or add black olives and if I am in the mood banana peppers.
Can’t wait to hear all of your pizza likes and dislikes! Also, if you make your own pizza, let me know!!! would love to hear!
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I made a motivational Monday youtube video talking about knowing your purpose and hopefully it will inspire and motivate all of you to find your purpose within your passions as well. I think many people look at the money, the fame, the amount of followers and think that is the main reason they do what they do, that may be a reason but it shouldn’t be the only reason. When you have a passion for something, you should want it to effect others the way it effects you in a positive way and you should want to do it because of the external awards but because something drives you. I know my purpose is a listful, I named a couple of them in the video, but my #1 purpose is to know that who I am and what I talk about will someday change something for the better.
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Happy Motivational Monday 9/12/16
Stay tuned, I have a video of motivational Monday that I will posting here soon for today about having a purpose.
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Hello! hello! I know some of you may have noticed something new that came with some of my blog post, and wanted to inform you that I will be adding certain books I recommend or products that I have used myself or things that are relevant to the post, in case others are interested. They are really just there as an aid and a way to guide you, not something you necessarily need to purchase, (i.e for example, I am assuming no one is going to purchase a leg curl machine and I don’t expect you to, but some people may own a gym and want one, or maybe you want to add to your home gym, or possibly want to get an idea on how much certain equipment can cost.. and this way I have provided this for you). I don’t want the products to be the main course, just an appetizer to get you started on your journey. Again, not all post will have a product attached, just ones I can offer as an aid to help those who may be interested in taking a look. Thank you for taking time to read this, I just wanted to give everyone a heads up, so it didn’t come as a “What the fuck” LOL.
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P.S if anyone has any thoughts or opinions on this, please feel free to share, I thought it would give my post some spice and aid people. I always try to find ways to better my page and to get people talking! I appreciate all your support, as this is a trial run to see how my audience feels about it.